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Student suffers injuries as CUK hostellers scuffle with police in Ganderbal

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Have taken up the matter of ‘police entry inside the boys’ hostel in Ganderbal’ with top authorities: CUK admin

Ganderbal, July 25: A student suffered injuries as hostellers of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Ganderbal scuffled with Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police on last Wednesday evening.

The hostellers said, “Around 11 PM on Wednesday, SOG men barged in our hostel without any due warrant and started searching. We resisted the action and asked for proper warrant but we were manhandled which left a scholar badly injured.”

“The injured scholar was vomiting continuously but no one from CUK administration came took him to hospital. He was later taken to hospital by the students,” they added.

When contacted SSP Ganderbal said, “There were inputs about presence of a militant in the area and the SOG men had suspected that the militant might have taken refuge in the CUK hostel. They sought permission from assistant warden to search the hotel who accompanied the SOG men while they carried out the searches but the hostellers tried to stop them which led to a minor scuffle in which a student sustained a minor injury.”

Meanwhile, CUK issued a statement with regard to the “police entry inside the boys’ hostel in Ganderbal”.  The university authorities should have taken the university officials into confidence before entering the hostel. The university has taken up the matter with top civil and police functionaries of the district and state,” read the statement.

MS District hospital Ganderbal told Kashmir Images that they received a patient from the CUK hostel namely Rubani Bashir. “He had sustained multiple injuries and was vomiting badly. We referred him to SKIMS for advanced treatment,” he said.

The condition of the injured scholar is stable now, sources said.

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